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June 4, 2007
ViewCompanion Standard, Pro and Premium 5.20 have been released.
This is an update with several bug fixes and new features.
More information about this update is available here.



March 4, 2007
ViewCompanion Standard, Pro and Premium 5.10 have been released.
This is an update with several bug fixes.
New markup features has been added to the Pro and Premium versions.
More information about this update is available here.



January 23, 2007
ViewCompanion Standard, Pro and Premium 5.02 have been released.
This is an update with several bug fixes.
More information about this update is available here.



January 1, 2007
New ViewCompanion Release

ViewCompanion Pro and Standard version 5.0 has been released!
Many new features are added to this version in addition to many bug fixes.
A new member is added to the ViewCompanion Family : ViewCompanion Premium.
The ViewCompanion Premium edition is almost identical to the Pro edition, but it can read Adobe PDF, Postscript, EPS and JPEG2000 files in addition to all the formats supported by Pro. Please take a look at the ViewCompanion family comparison chart for more information about the differences between the editions.

Please note that some of the new features are only available in the Pro and Premium editions.
The main new features and improvements in this version is:

  • ViewCompanion is now fully compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Print drawing area function. Select an area with the mouse for printing.
  • Added Auto-Rotate Paper option (Page Setup Dialog).
  • Added Grayscale view mode.
  • Page thumbnails available in new Page Bar.
  • Added option for sort by extension in batch dialogs.
  • Projects - Can now open project files from standard file open.
  • Copy whole file (metafile + bitmap) to clipboard.
  • Now shows paper size in file information dialog (A3, A4 etc) if recognized.
  • PDF Writer now uses PDF transparency groups.
  • Reload viewed file function.
  • Added command line parameter: /compare. Load and compare two files.
  • New measure function: Measure rectangle.
Pro and Premium Specific News (Markup related):
  • Redaction - eraser, erase rectangular or polygonal area.
  • Implemented fill color. Can be different from line color.
  • Save and restore view (saved in markup file).
  • Markup list options: added element list filter. Eraser tools default off.
  • Can now edit text size for "arrow with text".
  • Reload markup file (other users may have changed it).
  • New option: Snap to drawing elements when adding markup elements.
  • Markup Element: Rubber stamps (draft/approved/rejected and more).
  • New Markup Element: Markup dimension line.
  • New Markup Element: Markup measure area.
  • Element state history on a separate page that includes full state change history.
  • Markup pictures are now compressed if possible.
  • Hyperlink is now supported for text entities.
  • It is now possible to change markup layer for selected element.
  • Select screen area and save to raster (Snapshot to JPEG/PNG).
  • Added command line parameter: /lxml. Load XML markup files. Can be used together with conversion and printing parameters.
  • Send as PDF.
Premium Specific News:
  • Added support for loading of PDF and Postscript formats.
  • Added support for JPEG2000 loading and exporting.
  • Measure area report dialog -> create markup - creates a measurement area!
Download and install ViewCompanion Standard, Pro or Premium now.



January 1, 2007
New Prices

For first time in 5 years time, we have to increase our prices for ViewCompanion Standard and Pro. The price adjustment will be approximately 6% and the new prices for single licenses are now $52 (Standard) and $68 (Pro). Volume discount prices can be found on the following pages:
ViewCompanion Standard
ViewCompanion Pro
ViewCompanion Premium



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